Bradley Angel awarded 2008 Cultural Freedom Award

Bradley AngelBradley Angel is an international leader in the environmental health and justice movement, working with communities to stop pollution threats and to promote pollution prevention, clean technologies and safe jobs. He is the co-founder of Greenaction, which works to address health and environmental justice issues within urban, rural, and Indigenous communities. Since 1987, Mr. Angel has worked with hundreds of diverse low-income and working class communities and Native Nations impacted and threatened by pollution.  He has played a leading role helping communities win some of the most important struggles in the history of the environmental justice movement.  Some of those victories include defeating a hazardous waste incinerator planned to be sited near the farming community of Kettleman City, California; stopping a proposed nuclear waste dump on land sacred to several tribes in Southern California and Arizona; and preventing a hazardous waste dump in Mexico on lands sacred to the Tohono O’odham tribe. Prior to co-founding Greenaction, Mr. Angel was the Southwest Toxics Campaign Coordinator for Greenpeace USA from 1986 though 1997. He also served as co-director of the San Francisco Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign in 1985.


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